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Conference 2020:

The Rise of Corporate Sustainability



The Future of Corporate Sustainability: Key Challenges and Opportunities

Keynote Speaker

  • Anne Simpson (Managing Investment Director, Board Governance & Sustainability at California Public Employees' Retirement System)

  • Mike Toffel (Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management, Faculty Chair of the HBS Business and Environment Initiative, HBS) (Moderator)

How is your company building sustainability into everyday processes? What will it take to achieve your corporate sustainability goals?


  • Audrey Choi (CSO and Chief Marketing Officer of Morgan Stanley)

  • Jim Andrew (CSO of PepsiCo)

  • Kathleen McLaughlin (CSO of Walmart)

  • Noel Kinder (CSO of Nike)

  • Rebecca Henderson (John and Natty McArthur University Professor, HBS) (Moderator)

How can individuals make a career out of sustainability? What are the biggest challenges and opportunities in the space right now? This event is for current MBA students only - the webinar link will be emailed separately.


  • Edward Ferguson (Director, Sustainability North America at Anheuser-Busch)

  • Brett Howell (Executive Director and Founder, Howell Conservation Fund)

  • Taylor Leyden (Program Manger, Energy & Sustainability at Microsoft)

  • Adzmel Adznan (Partner & Operating Manager, Piva Capital)

  • Tony Bova (CEO & Co-founder, mobius)



Will public policy or private innovation lead the next wave of action on climate change?


  • Bob Perciasepe (President of Center for Climate and Energy Solution and Former Deputy Administrator of EPA)

  • Mindy Lubber (CEO and President of Ceres, the leading sustainability non-profit organization)

  • Kathleen A. Theoharides (Secretary of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs)

  • Gunnar Trumbull (Philip Caldwell Professor of Business Administration at HBS) (Moderator)



How can businesses accelerate the transition to a circular economy?


  • Dr. Jennifer Holmgren (CEO of LanzaTech)

  • Jennifer Wagner (President of Carboncure)

  • Natasha Franck (Founder and CEO of Eon)

  • Heidi Lim (Chief of Staff Opus 12)

  • Martin Aares (Managing Director at Closed Loop Partners) (Moderator)

Capital's role in creating a more sustainable society



  • Courtney Thompson (Vice President, Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley)

  • Michael Allison (Senior Managing Director, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners)

  • Adam Wolfensohn (Managing Partner at Encourage Capital) 

  • Michael Allison (Sr. Managing Director - Stonepeak)

  • Sarah Kearney (Founder and Exec. Director - Prime Coalition)

  • Brian Trelstad (Partner, Bridges Fund Management, Senior Lecturer at HBS) (Moderator)

How can markets incentivize sustainable action?


  • Adam Davis (Managing Partner at Ecosystem Investment Partners)

  • Michael Hare (Government Affairs, Business Development and Communications at Resource Environmental Solutions)

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SBC2020 has ended.

Thank you to all of our wonderful panelists and attendees - we hope that you enjoyed the conference as much as we did!

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